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by NardoLoopa
Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:02 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Speed (running & exercise)
Replies: 292
Views: 111615

Re: Raccoon vs the body mass index (I won!!!)

I'd appreciate an invite, Eigen. Thanks. 4.5miles this morning. Slower, but I really hate mornings. Unfortunately, it's easiest to keep some sort of schedule if you work out in the morning since nobody offers to buy a round at the pub at 5am. 10mils on a mill? Rac, you really hate yourself, don't yo...
by NardoLoopa
Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Speed (running & exercise)
Replies: 292
Views: 111615

Speed (running & exercise)

Found a great site: http://runkeeper.com Perfect for a datajunkie like me who is very goal oriented. Keeps maps of runs, pacing info, etc. If you have a GPS phone it will map your run for you -- otherwise you plot via google mashup. Only been running for 10 days but I've logged 28miles. Just got bac...
by NardoLoopa
Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Ascension Tools
Topic: Kolproxy ascension script
Replies: 90
Views: 39743

Re: kolproxy: A new game interface

Restarting worked fine. After a bunch of turns I ended up with this: V2.19 [62] getting hellion cubes (level 6.03, 15 turns remaining, 2 full, 5 drunk, 8 spleen, 527 meat, 35 MP) casting buff Smooth Movements casting buff The Sonata of Sneakiness casting buff Fat Leon's Phat Loot Lyric buying item s...
by NardoLoopa
Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Ascension Tools
Topic: Kolproxy ascension script
Replies: 90
Views: 39743

Re: kolproxy: A new game interface

Nope, no unusual issues lately. I'll give it another try when I get home.
by NardoLoopa
Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:34 am
Forum: Ascension Tools
Topic: Kolproxy ascension script
Replies: 90
Views: 39743

Re: kolproxy: A new game interface

Since it means easy extra karma, I decided to finally try KoLProxy. Seems I'm having a little trouble getting started: Got this on HCFist Day 1 about 4 commands into the run (no turns yet). V2.19: [1] extending tmm+mojo (level 3.16, 42 turns remaining, 1 full, 0 drunk, 0 spleen, 20 meat, 30 MP) lua....
by NardoLoopa
Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:43 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 204839

Re: Beers

New Belgium Trippel: WOW

I think I've found my new love.
by NardoLoopa
Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 204839

Re: Beers

Fat Tire just hit VA -- only in bombers right now, though. In other news there was 5.8 earthquake here the day it arrived.
by NardoLoopa
Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 204839

Re: Beers

thacon wrote:We got our beer list for the wedding:
. . .
What time should we show up?
by NardoLoopa
Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: great moments in chat
Replies: 480
Views: 195468

Re: great moments in chat

So, I log into chat and . . .

[19:59] thacon: PRIVATE: I too like to involve elephants in my gay time
by NardoLoopa
Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:04 am
Forum: Softcore
Topic: bmaher's 5/409 SCO PM run
Replies: 5
Views: 2138

Re: bmaher's 5/409 SCO PM run

yeah, very nice Lost!
by NardoLoopa
Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 121243

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

Hmm, I had a very hard time with American Pastoral. I was reading Garp at the same time and Roth surprisingly showed as the lesser writer. I think I also hated how the protagonist just could . . . not . . . win. A friend, however, really enjoyed it but unfortunately could not explain why. The title ...
by NardoLoopa
Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:51 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 121243

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

GR is like Cryptonomicon meets Finnegan's Wake, in that large parts are 40's-era-nerd background wrapped around what is an essentially stream-of-consciousness story of the V-2 rocket program seen from the point of view of a lot of weird people. I think that's the best summary I've ever read about t...
by NardoLoopa
Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 121243

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

Raccoon wrote:Um, isn't Cryptonomicon the quintessential book for math and physics majors?
Math and Computer Science.
by NardoLoopa
Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 121243

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

Verdigris97 wrote:I'm still waiting for someone to pick Gravity's Rainbow.
I suffered through that book when someone recommended that it was Cryptonomicon for math and physics majors. Pynchon is a sexual wacko.
by NardoLoopa
Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:06 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 204839

Re: Beers

Had some Elderberry beer in London that was enjoyable.
by NardoLoopa
Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Raccoon vs the body mass index (I won!!!)
Replies: 81
Views: 29341

Re: Raccoon vs the body mass index (I won!!!)

As I'm nearly in the same position regarding age/running/BMI, I can completely relate. I did an off-the-couch 3miler the other weekend for a wounded vets benefit. Thought nothing of it, even though I hadn't run in a few weeks due to prop work. Found out I'm just not as fit as I used to be 15 years a...
by NardoLoopa
Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:42 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Raccoon vs the body mass index (I won!!!)
Replies: 81
Views: 29341

Re: Raccoon vs the body mass index (I won!!!)

Hence the problem of "thin" as a goal instead of "healthy". Unfortunately, for goal oriented people maintaining something doesn't fit a satisfying structure, while continuing to watch numbers go down does. And this is the general problem with 'successful' weight-loss: trying to maintain the weight. ...
by NardoLoopa
Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:06 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Raccoon's thread of ethical dilemmas
Replies: 104
Views: 42877

Re: Raccoon's thread of ethical dilemmas

It's part of the business model that some people will come with zero interest in buying into the timeshare. The company knows this up front. Assuming they are a rational and good company, they also believe either the probability they will crack one of these nuts is worth it, or that setting the bar ...
by NardoLoopa
Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 121243

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

Funny, I read a lot more -- nothing like sweating under a canopy at the local coffee house pouring over a book.
by NardoLoopa
Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:12 pm
Forum: Hardcore
Topic: LotsOfPhil HC Bee Sauceror Wallaby - 4/917
Replies: 8
Views: 2478

Re: LotsOfPhil HC Bee Sauceror Wallaby - in progress

Yep, that's what I was requesting. Let's see, I spent 38 turns in the DoD, and you spent 10. I wonder if that makes a difference. ;) 36 in the Barrrr to your 23. 35 in the spooky forest to your 18. Note these are all places where you have very little control. I guess I just got RNGed-hard. Interesti...
by NardoLoopa
Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: Hardcore
Topic: LotsOfPhil HC Bee Sauceror Wallaby - 4/917
Replies: 8
Views: 2478

Re: LotsOfPhil HC Bee Sauceror Wallaby - in progress

Congrats, LoP. By where you ended on D3, i didn't think you would make it -- since I was farther along on my D3 and ended 30 some turns short. If you'd be so kind, could you post your Turns per Area graph?
by NardoLoopa
Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:29 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Raccoon vs the body mass index (I won!!!)
Replies: 81
Views: 29341

Re: Raccoon vs the body mass index

I got down to my Highschool weight 3 years ago. Had people telling me I looked gaunt (which is also dead-center BMI for 'normal' -- which is kinda scary) Felt pretty good, though. Now I'm my year out of college weight (still 'normal', but the high end). I never weight lift, but because of this threa...
by NardoLoopa
Fri May 27, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Ascension Tools
Topic: Ascension Log Visualizer
Replies: 247
Views: 539218

Re: Ascension Log Visualizer

Hmm, challenge-core support? (Bees encountered?)
by NardoLoopa
Tue May 24, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 204839

Re: Beers

Does anyone else feel that Sam Adams beer all have the same taste (as opposed to all taste the same - which they don't, obviously). Personally, I can't stand their entire line.
by NardoLoopa
Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 121243

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

Thacon: yes, I found out last year that I can no longer read Vonnegut. Read "Sirens of Titan" (new for me) and found it predictable and uninspiring. Vonnegut, like Rand, is someone whose impact on your life greatly depends on when you read them.
by NardoLoopa
Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:23 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 121243

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

Have to strongly agree with Ceir here. The coin-op was one thing I loved best. Corporations would love to charge us to breath, if they could figure out how. Heck, they already charge obscene amounts for water.
by NardoLoopa
Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:56 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Raccoon's thread of ethical dilemmas
Replies: 104
Views: 42877

Re: Raccoon's thread of ethical dilemmas

Omri wrote:. . . if you kill yourself, you're the one primarily responsible for your death.
This could be another whole debate thread in itself.
by NardoLoopa
Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:45 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: School reform thread
Replies: 24
Views: 8093

Re: School reform thread

Anecdotes are fun ways to invalidate "pretty good" systems: The "worst" teacher / learning experience I had in HS was a physics teacher who taught to the state's test. One of the "best" teacher / learning experiences I had in HS was a history teacher who left the class completely unprepared for the ...
by NardoLoopa
Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: School reform thread
Replies: 24
Views: 8093

Re: Raccoon's thread of ethical dilemmas

The problem behind the "can't throw money at it" rhetoric is that it's used as a universal attack on budgets without offering alternative solutions. And usually the solution requiring more money has more reason behind it than "if we double the school's budget it will get better!". In other words, it...
by NardoLoopa
Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Raccoon vs the body mass index (I won!!!)
Replies: 81
Views: 29341

Re: Raccoon vs the body mass index

I tend to adjust my eating to what should be proper post-college levels to hit BMI goals and then use exercise as an accelerator. It gives me a very nice incentive for exercising and doesn't screw me over when will flags because it was just bonus calories anyway -- the diet is keeping the pace. And ...
by NardoLoopa
Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 204839

Re: Beers

had some hopslam -- only "hoppy" beer I've tasted that actually tasted good.

Right now I'm in the land of cask-ales. I've had 17 of them since landing here in London on Sunday. Certainly amazing. Never knew I liked "bitters". The name is certainly deceiving.
by NardoLoopa
Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:50 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Raccoon vs the body mass index (I won!!!)
Replies: 81
Views: 29341

Re: Raccoon vs the body mass index

Counting every calorie is not sustainable long-term, but it is a priceless consciousness-raising exercise. The problem with it is that all the fresh/whole foods are the hardest to quantify, creating a temptation to choose something processed and packaged with a label because it's easier to log. You...
by NardoLoopa
Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 121243

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

I'm mixed on the book. I thought some of the writing was really good, some trying a little too hard. The characters were well developed and interesting. But perhaps most notable is his portrayal of his female characters. One is fit but chubby. One is slim but eats like a sumo wrestler. The other mak...
by NardoLoopa
Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 121243

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

Ah, rage. I just read "Hard-Boiled Wonderland and The End of The World" by Haruki Murakami because I mis-remembered what Snark picked.

Don't suppose anyone read this and would care to comment?
by NardoLoopa
Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Raccoon vs the body mass index (I won!!!)
Replies: 81
Views: 29341

Re: Raccoon vs the body mass index

There's a healthy amount of research from behavioral-economists that if you really want to lose weight, put some money on the line. You put a not-insignificant amount of money in escrow wagering that you will meet your commitment. Should you fail, the money goes to your charity of choice / opposing ...
by NardoLoopa
Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 121243

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

Regarding Pat: It was even worse than a red-herring. Pat starts out as an interesting character with potential plot altering powers. But after they get blown up she becomes a paper-thin character; a wall flower. Just a little over-reaction to accusations on why she didn't use her power -- and very ...
by NardoLoopa
Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: great moments in chat
Replies: 480
Views: 195468

Re: great moments in chat

[18:24] slaphappy snark: kolproxy definitely has some nice features
[18:24] slaphappy snark: like a cute butt
by NardoLoopa
Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 121243

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

At the opposite extreme are writers like Michael Chabon and David Foster Wallace, where there's not necessarily much story but much of the writing is just so clever that you have to marvel at their wordsmithing skill. Oh, god. I just can't suffer him. It's really for a similar reason. He's a very g...
by NardoLoopa
Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 121243

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

I've found that I detest 3 things in fiction: 1) immigrant/cultural fiction that has nothing going on but a contrast in cultural norms -- Ha Jin, Chitra B. Divakaruni (I seethe with hate when reading that story), Jhumpa Lahiri 2) Authors in an auto-erotic relationship with their own writing. Long fl...
by NardoLoopa
Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 121243

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

Okay, just read Ubik. I pretty much agree with Thacon's summary. I would have preferred if Pat played a bigger roll in the plot, rather than just a way to mislead the reader. And the halmark of a good mystery/riddle is that after you figure it out you can go back to the start and see all the hints -...
by NardoLoopa
Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 121243

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

Just saw the Adjustment Bureau, a good movie (3/5 on netflix). It looks derivative of the Matrix, except PKD wrote it about 3 decades before that movie. Also, an extremely good acting performance was turned in by Anthony Mackie.

So I asked Amazon to ship me Ubik on your recommendations.
by NardoLoopa
Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Raccoon's thread of ethical dilemmas
Replies: 104
Views: 42877

Re: Raccoon's thread of ethical dilemmas

Print article. Tape to Frying pan. Leave for salvation army.

You don't have the obligation to prevent a peer from taking risks, only an obligation to inform them and let them decide.
by NardoLoopa
Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:12 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Twilight Heroes
Replies: 111
Views: 36471

Re: Twilight Heroes

Do you have javascript turned off? There's an ajax call that's necessary. Firefox supports it for most modern versions. FF 3.5 / 3.6 tested extensively.

Also, once you set up the shop there's no more Ajax, so you'll be over that hurtle.

What version of FF/OS?
by NardoLoopa
Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Twilight Heroes
Replies: 111
Views: 36471

Re: Twilight Heroes

The Mall was rolled out on TH tonight. Check in for arbitrage profits.

Yeah, and it might be a good time to make that account you think you'll never use, just to get the xmas gift this year. ;)
by NardoLoopa
Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Crazy Steam holiday sales
Replies: 5
Views: 2839

Re: Crazy Steam holiday sales

I'm not a fan of Steam -- even though I own a game or two. But I'm a big fan of Gog.com

http://www.gog.com/

They also have a sale. And get this, you actually _OWN_ the games you buy.
by NardoLoopa
Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:33 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 204839

Re: Beers

Growlers: I tried a friend's growler a few weeks ago. I was pretty disappointed in the results -- but I'd like to know if they are typical. I got a growler of a pilsner at 3pm. Went home and drank about 4 pints myself into the evening. The first two pours w/in 2hrs were delicious and exactly what I'...
by NardoLoopa
Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: Braggadocio
Topic: Cracked the 4-dayer at last
Replies: 18
Views: 6647

Re: Cracked the 4-dayer at last

super congrats!
by NardoLoopa
Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:32 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Twilight Heroes
Replies: 111
Views: 36471

Re: Twilight Heroes

For those interested: there's an event going on in TH right now. Even if you're in the middle of an retcon (ascension) it should still be do-able.
by NardoLoopa
Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Beers
Replies: 618
Views: 204839

Re: Beers

Not sure how much heat I'm going to get by declaring a favorite beer that only comes in a can but here goes:

Oskar Blues: Mamma's Little Yella Pils

Just found this over the summer -- delicious.

Also of note: Shiner 101 & "2 Below" from New Belgium.
by NardoLoopa
Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 121243

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

Sounds good to me. I was going to say it'd be nice to read a Japanese Author, but considering he wrote "The Remains of the Day" I'm not sure what to think of his cultural grounding. Also, for the record, read Chuck's book last week. Certainly better written than "American Nerd: The Story of My Peopl...
by NardoLoopa
Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Raccoon's thread of ethical dilemmas
Replies: 104
Views: 42877

Re: Raccoon's thread of ethical dilemmas

Why is the ethical constraints on the individual are greater than those on companies? Why is it that companies can manufacture desires and then charge you to satisfy them? While that's pretty much the nature of mid/late 20th century capitalism, why is it okay? It seems the common defense hinges on a...
by NardoLoopa
Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Raccoon's thread of ethical dilemmas
Replies: 104
Views: 42877

Re: Raccoon's thread of ethical dilemmas

Yep.

Only Whitehead would think there's anything different about the Chips you ate and the chips you replaced them with. Without Whitehead commodities are completely fungible.

BTW: where is this store? And do they sell mini-bar liquors?
by NardoLoopa
Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Raccoon's thread of ethical dilemmas
Replies: 104
Views: 42877

Re: Raccoon's thread of ethical dilemmas

The Author of "Freakanomics" stipulates that while you might be able to save the child from the torment of a neglectful mother, the child herself will not flourish as you might hope for in the displacement. Her eventual social standing will likely not change. Nature, not nurture is too great a deter...
by NardoLoopa
Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introductions...
Replies: 1602
Views: 513127

Re: Introductions...

Welcome aboard, Mal.
by NardoLoopa
Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!
Replies: 343
Views: 121243

Re: Less Seal Clubbing, More Book Clubbing!

Hmm, I guess I could slide this into my schedule. Count me in.
by NardoLoopa
Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:35 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Twilight Heroes
Replies: 111
Views: 36471

Re: Twilight Heroes

Regarding the above time commitment comments: yeah, the most interesting thing for me about TH is being thrown back to a KoL-time where I'm done with my turns a half-hour after rollover and have nothing to do but sit in chat and click on people's profiles. Makes me want to create a multi just to get...
by NardoLoopa
Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: Gameplay-Discussion
Topic: Skill Perming Question for Daycount
Replies: 23
Views: 6241

Re: Skill Perming Question for Daycount

My hunch is that if you take Inigo's the only time you'll be able to use it is after day-1. Or maybe for 1 cast on day-1. Also, remember, you'll need 50MP for Ode. That's a lot of MP to get out of your slimeling (on day-1 when you don't have a lot of drops to feed it). Tonics instead of Supercocks w...
by NardoLoopa
Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Gameplay-Discussion
Topic: Skill Perming Question for Daycount
Replies: 23
Views: 6241

Re: Skill Perming Question for Daycount

If you're going to perm Inigo's I do it early on; it take a bit getting used to the strategy necessary to run that buff. Otherwise, your perms look good.
by NardoLoopa
Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Twilight Heroes
Replies: 111
Views: 36471

Re: Twilight Heroes

Ascension (Retcon) just rolled out a few days ago -- so the field is wide open for theory and experimentation for speed. "Optimal" probably hasn't been found yet. I don't think there are any clans. The community is pretty small still.
by NardoLoopa
Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Twilight Heroes
Replies: 111
Views: 36471

Re: Twilight Heroes

btw: PIE, I'm really enjoying TH Ascension (AKA Retcon). It's been about 3 years since I did any of these low level quests, so they're fun to revisit. I'm doing a Grimdark(HCNP) Gadgeteer for the med-kit. I'm horribly inefficient, but enjoying the learning curve on a game that's interesting, but not...
by NardoLoopa
Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Twilight Heroes
Replies: 111
Views: 36471

Re: Twilight Heroes

RETCON! Whoohoo!
by NardoLoopa
Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Starcraft 2
Replies: 8
Views: 2804

Re: Starcraft 2

Kinda like SC Husky. I listen to him all the time.

I feel like a kid at the arcade without any quarters.
by NardoLoopa
Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:37 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Starcraft 2
Replies: 8
Views: 2804

Re: Starcraft 2

Wish I had a box that was capable of playing it. I'm stuck watching youtube.

Post one of your games so we poor old sods can enjoy vicariously.
by NardoLoopa
Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: Suggestions / Complaints
Topic: Portal
Replies: 25
Views: 26734

Re: Portal

Funny, I've been avoiding this thread because I thought it was about the game Portal.
by NardoLoopa
Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:29 am
Forum: Hardcore
Topic: NightBird's failed 3-day HCNP AT FoB attempt.
Replies: 7
Views: 1884

Re: NightBird's failed 3-day HCNP AT FoB attempt.

Nice try, NB. I wonder if Blender was the way to go this time around -- considering FoB-1 day's drink was the Bungle in the Jungle for 75 meat.

In any case it would have been interesting to see someone take that route.

Liule (?) had the same problem, I believe. 20 turn-gen short.
by NardoLoopa
Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:23 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Perspective Challenging Books
Replies: 31
Views: 7418

Re: Perspective Challenging Books

Just finished Omnivore's Dilemma. Very good book. Thanks, everyone, for the recommendation. Polyface farm is about a half-hour from here. I think I'll plan a visit this Fall. Also, the chapter labeled "Vegetarian's Dilemma" is spot on. I'm a Veg, and after reading this book I'd concede to at least t...
by NardoLoopa
Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Perspective Challenging Books
Replies: 31
Views: 7418

Re: Perspective Challenging Books

Gee, Quamper, I'm coming to you for a second opinion on popular recommendations in the future. I love Neal Stephenson (Cryptonomicon / Snowcrash) and so lots of AFHers/geeks recommend Little Brother. I was pretty surprised when I read it. Certainly "young adult". I didn't know that going in. Unfortu...
by NardoLoopa
Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Perspective Challenging Books
Replies: 31
Views: 7418

Re: Perspective Challenging Books

Now having read Sway, Tipping Point, Blink, Freakonomics, Appiah's Experiments in Ethics and the first chapter of Influence I can confidently say that all these people are inbreeding. There are a few cases where what they're talking about are the same cases, but in general all their formats are pret...
by NardoLoopa
Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Perspective Challenging Books
Replies: 31
Views: 7418

Re: Perspective Challenging Books

"Influence" by Robert Cialdini covers similar ground to Gladwell's books and does it better. Hmm, which one. He has 3 books that begin with "Influence:". I'm about half-way through Freakonomics based on everyone's recommendations. Pretty fun and light read. Better writer than Gladwell IMO. Manny, y...